Man stabbed to death by employee who then killed himself

Deaths at tyre company in Slangerup just west of Copenhagen

Peter Schytt Hollesen, the 46-year-old owner of Dækcentralen, a tyre company in Slangerup, was found dead of multiple stab wounds yesterday. 

Police suspect that a 33-year-old employee of the company murdered his boss and then took his own life.

“All the signs during the preliminary investigation point to the 33-year-old stabbing Hollesen and then killing himself,” said North Zealand Police in a statement.

Police said the 33-year-old had appeared “mentally unbalanced” before yesterday’s tragic incident.

Left bleeding in the driveway
Hollesen was discovered bleeding by a woman in a Slangerup industrial park driveway at about 9am yesterday morning. He died while the emergency services were trying to save him.

The 33-year-old employee was found lying dead in an apartment located on top of the Dækcentralen – about 100 metres away – a short time later. 

READ MORE: Two arrested following Aarhus stabbing

Witnesses reported that the victim had called for help as he fled his assailant. Autopsies are scheduled for both victims while the police's investigations continue.





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